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The Resource Conversational American English : the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English, Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler ; illustrated by Luc Nisset

Conversational American English : the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English, Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler ; illustrated by Luc Nisset

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Conversational American English : the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English
Title
Conversational American English
Title remainder
the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English
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Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler ; illustrated by Luc Nisset
Title variation
McGraw Hill Education conversational American English
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Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Learn more than 3,000 English expressions and speak and understand the language easily. As a new speaker of English, you may hear some expressions in your daily conversations that you do not understand-yet. McGraw-Hill's Conversational American English will help you learn these expressions, so not only do you know what a person is saying to you, but that you can use the expression yourself! More than 3,000 expressions are organized by theme, so you can find what you are looking for quickly. And each topic is illustrated to further help you understand context. The book features: Common expressions are batched into 350 themes, ranging from general greetings and asking how someone is, to the more specific needs, like showing disbelief, asking someone's intentions, and expressions for a forgotten word or name; A comprehensive thematic glossary provides an additional means for the learner to locate expressions by key words and concepts; Topics include: Basic Social Encounters, Greetings, Small Talk, Introductions, Ending a Conversation, Good-Byes, Agreeing, Disagreeing Conversational Encounters, Focusing Attention, Launching the Conversation, Making Friends, Complex Matters, Disputes, Discussion and Resolution, Polite Encounters, Prefaces, Communication Barriers
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Spears, Richard A
Dewey number
427/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE2839
LC item number
.S634 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birner, Betty J.
  • Kleinedler, Steven Racek.
  • Nisset, Luc.
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Figures of speech
  • Americanisms
  • Americanisms
  • English language
  • English language
  • Figures of speech
  • United States
Label
Conversational American English : the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English, Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler ; illustrated by Luc Nisset
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Contents
[Part 1] Basic social encounters -- Greetings -- Small talk -- Introductions -- Ending a conversation -- Good-byes -- Agreeing -- Disagreeing -- [Part 2] Conversational encounters -- Focusing attention -- Launching a conversation -- Making friends -- Complex matters -- Disputes -- Discussion and resolution -- [Part 3] Polite encounters -- Prefaces -- Communication barriers -- Telling time -- General pleasantries -- Business pleasantries -- Apologizing and taking responsibility -- Forgiving -- Showing gratitude -- Returning thanks -- [Part 4] Impolite encounters -- Dealing with unpleasantness -- [Part 5] Visits -- Guests and hosts -- [Part 6] Miscellaneous expressions -- Comments and phrases -- Plans and projects -- [Part 7] Personal matters -- Feelings -- Anxiety -- The senses -- Health and appearance -- Sickness -- [Part 8] Family matters -- Home life -- Education -- Children -- [Part 9] Food and drink -- Restaurants -- Bars -- Home cooking -- [Part 10] Shopping -- Stores and shops -- [Part 11] Telephones and mobile devices -- Answering the telephone
Control code
ocn557407209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780071741316
Lccn
2010010886
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Conversational American English : the illustrated guide to the everyday expressions of American English, Richard A. Spears, Betty Birner, Steven Kleinedler ; illustrated by Luc Nisset
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[Part 1] Basic social encounters -- Greetings -- Small talk -- Introductions -- Ending a conversation -- Good-byes -- Agreeing -- Disagreeing -- [Part 2] Conversational encounters -- Focusing attention -- Launching a conversation -- Making friends -- Complex matters -- Disputes -- Discussion and resolution -- [Part 3] Polite encounters -- Prefaces -- Communication barriers -- Telling time -- General pleasantries -- Business pleasantries -- Apologizing and taking responsibility -- Forgiving -- Showing gratitude -- Returning thanks -- [Part 4] Impolite encounters -- Dealing with unpleasantness -- [Part 5] Visits -- Guests and hosts -- [Part 6] Miscellaneous expressions -- Comments and phrases -- Plans and projects -- [Part 7] Personal matters -- Feelings -- Anxiety -- The senses -- Health and appearance -- Sickness -- [Part 8] Family matters -- Home life -- Education -- Children -- [Part 9] Food and drink -- Restaurants -- Bars -- Home cooking -- [Part 10] Shopping -- Stores and shops -- [Part 11] Telephones and mobile devices -- Answering the telephone
Control code
ocn557407209
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxviii, 193 pages
Isbn
9780071741316
Lccn
2010010886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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